Look at these!! - amazing Gluten Free Low Syn Millionaires Shortbread.
If you love twix bars, then you will just love these, biscuity crumb base topped with toffee and milk chocolate what more could one ask for.
I've had this idea in my head for a while. The toffee and the chocolate was easy, but coming up with a biscuity base was the test. But I am not one to be defeated and of course I finally got the result I was looking for with these Gluten Free Low Syn Millionaires Shortbread.
They are soooo good and great for a treat with a nice cup of tea.
To keep these gluten free I have used coconut flour. Coconut flour works really well for low synned items, as it is really fibrous, so you need much less of it compared to regular flour, meaning it works out as a lot less syns.
One thing I will mention is to check the reviews of the coconut flour you buy, there are some out there that taste really horrible and are not ground very fine, meaning the end result and texture can be awful.
A couple of brands I love are Bob Mills, Trader Joes and Sukrin Coconut Flour, if you use any other brand, be sure to double check the syn value as they can vary slightly in syns.
I use an 8inch square pan like below to make the biscuit base:
To sweeten the biscuit base I used Sukrin Gold which is a great natural tasting sweetener that is nice and golden just like you expect brown sugar to be. I have tried many different types of sweetener in the past trying to find one that is natural and tastes natural and I think this is it. I usually just use some syns on honey or maple syrup, but it’s nice to know I can now use this and reduce the syns even further. Instead of sukrin you can use any sweetener of choice of course. But I can't recommend sukrin enough, it tastes so good in baked goods and is by far the best tasting natural sweetener I have found.
Click here if you live in the UK: Sukrin UK
Click here if you live in the USA: Sukrin USA
NOTE: For those in the USA and Canada there is now also a similar sweetener called Swerve that comes in a white granulated sweetener and an icing sugar, that are natural and like Sukrin, have no after taste. Unfortunately they don't carry a brown sugar version, but the white granulated is on par with Sukrin.
For those in Canada - Swerve can be purchased at most loblaws stores in the health food section.
Also don’t forget that Slimming World have recently made some changes to sweeteners and any time you use a tablespoon or more, it should be synned at 0.5 syns per tablespoon, this is to protect your weight loss.
Make up a batch of these yummy Low Syn Millionaires Shortbread and take them to your next Slimming World taster session.
Extra Easy - 3 syns per square
Green - 3 syns per square
Original - 3 syns per square
WW Smart Points - 3 per square
Dairy Free - 3.5 per square (use coconut oil instead of butter and dairy free chocolate chips)
- ⅔ cup/80g of coconut flour
- 2 tbs of butter (or coconut oil)
- ½ cup/100g of Sukrin Gold
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- ¼ cup/80ml of maple syrup
- ¼ cup/80ml of cartoned Coconut Milk (original)
- 30g of milk chocolate chips (can use a dairy free kind)
- Preheat oven to 200c/400f (gas mark 6)
- Add the coconut flour, and sukrin gold to a bowl
- Add the butter and combine it all together using hands until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
- Whisk the eggs with the vanilla extract
- Add this to the coconut flour and mix together until you have a dough (it will feel slightly crumbly, but this is good)
- Line a square 8inch pan with parchment paper
- Add the dough to the pan and flatten out so that it covers the whole base in equal thickness.
- Pierce all over with a fork.
- Place in the oven and bake for approx 14 mins till lightly golden.
- Remove and allow to cool.
- Add the maple syrup and coconut milk to saucepan over a medium high heat and continue to whisk until it becomes really bubbly and you can see it starting to thicken (approx 5 mins)
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly until it looks likes a thick toffee sauce.
- Drizzle this over the top of the biscuit base.
- Add the chocolate chips to a bowl and place in the microwave for 15 secs at a time, stirred after each, until melted.
- Drizzle this over the top of the toffee drizzled biscuit.
- Then using a spatula you can pull the chocolate across the toffee, creating a marbled effect.
- Allow the chocolate and toffee to set and the cut into 16 equal size squares.
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